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Guest Blog: Reflections from the Training in Singapore and Updates on Philippines HTA

By Dana Bayani
Category : Hot Topics, Learning, Research in Focus, Training

Last January, I had an opportunity to attend a training and symposium entitled ‘Health Technology Assessment: selecting the highest value care’ organized by the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore (NUS), and the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP). It was a packed three days of learning and relearning […]

Guest Blog: Opportunities and Learning Economic Evaluation in Thailand

Category : Hot Topics, In-Country Experience, Others, Research in Focus

It was quite an experience this time for it was both hectic and enriching. Pempa and I (Deepika Adhikari) are researchers from Bhutan and we were recently in Thailand for training and simultaneously attended the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) too. We are grateful to the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) for providing […]

Making Universal Health Coverage a Reality in Kenya

By Manushi Sharma and Avnee Patel
Category : Hot Topics, Learning

Over the years, Kenya has emerged as an economic powerhouse in the African continent. In unveiling his ‘Big Four’ strategy, the President of Kenya has made universal health coverage (UHC) a priority agenda for the policymakers as the country seeks to align economic growth with sustainable development. In furtherance of this objective, the first pilot […]

India’s Chhattisgarh state; developing a plan for Universal Health Coverage

By Juliet Eames and Taeyoung Kim
Category : Hot Topics, Learning, Others

The Indian State of Chhattisgarh is drawing up its plans to extend universal health coverage (UHC) to its people. Discussions among public health experts, practitioners, and lawmakers, therefore, turn to planning the road ahead for this state and how it can deliver on its promise. With the state at a crucial moment in its health […]

Investing in Indonesian HTA Champions: HITAP intensifies its efforts

By Sven Engels
Category : Others

Indonesia established the HTA Committee (HTAC) for deciding the benefits package of the JKN, Indonesia’s universal health coverage (UHC) scheme, and since 2014 HITAP has worked closely with the HTAC to support the development of HTA in the country as part of the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI). Indonesia has been a core focus country […]

Guest blog: My Experience as a HITAP Intern

By Kevin Li
Category : Others

My purpose of coming to Thailand was initially as an economics exchange student at Thammasat University for one semester. During my time here, I was also looking to pursue something professionally, whether it was through a volunteering opportunity or internship. Coming from the University of Washington in Seattle, I was able to get contact with […]


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